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Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future” – Akinwumi Adesina, at World Peace Summit of Global leaders

The Africa Continental Free Trade Area is projected to make Africa the largest free trade zone in the world

“We are working hard with governments to improve transparency, governance, accountability and project delivery across the continent. Corruption does not invest in the future, it kills the future,” Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank ( said at the World Peace Summit of Global Leaders. According to the World…

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South Korea ready to partner with Africa on technology

"A win-win proposition" - Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank

In partnership with the African Development Bank (, Korea is ready to step up technology transfers to Africa, officials said in Seoul today. Speaking at a meeting on potential technology partnerships between Korea and Africa, representatives of Busan Metropolitan City, Busan Techno Park, and Korea’s Green Technology Center said there…

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Huge desert solar initiative to make Africa a renewables power-house

Solar projects stretching across the Sahel region are expected to connect 250m people with electricity by tapping into the region’s abundant solar resource

The details of the “Desert to Power Initiative” have been outlined as part of the Paris Agreement climate change talks at COP24 in Katowice, Poland this week. Energy poverty in Africa is estimated to cost the continent 2-4 % GDP annually, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB) (, which…

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Africa Investment Forum 2018: African Development Bank achieves significant progress with energy projects across Africa

Noteworthy gains were realized in the energy sector as various expressions and letters of interest were signed for projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Angola and Cameroon

The just-concluded Africa Investment Forum ( successfully convened key stakeholders, and provided an unprecedented platform for effective dialogue to drive investments into the continent. Running on the margins of the Forum, the Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP) ( progressed with country-specific discussions that began at the inaugural AEMP in July 2018…

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African Development Bank urges power sector to capitalize on women’s capabilities

Women represent only 20 percent of employees in the African power sector and less than ten percent of engineers

The African Development Bank Group (, in partnership with the French Development Agency, Association of Power Utilities of Africa and African Network of Centers of Excellence (ANCEE) organized a three-day seminar on “Promoting Gender Equality in the African Power Sector” at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan. The seminar brought together…

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South Africa: Eskom to expand transmission network with $218 loan from African Development Bank

The Bank’s intervention will enable the provision of additional power evacuation paths to the network from the Kusile, Majuba, Drakensburg and Ingula power stations

The African Development Bank ( has approved a ZAR 2.886 billion (US$217.9 million ) loan to South Africa’s power utility Eskom Holdings Ltd, towards the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities. The entity is crucial to power supply within the sub-region. The funding supports the Eskom Transmission Improvement Project (ETIP),…

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African Development Bank, Mariner Investment Group, and Africa50 Price Landmark $1 Billion Impact Securitization

Structured as a synthetic securitization by Mizuho International, Room2Run transfers the mezzanine credit risk on a portfolio of approximately 50 loans from among the African Development Bank’s non- sovereign lending book, including power, transportation, financial sector, and manufacturing assets

With “Room2run,” AfDB Launches Securitization Market for Multilateral Development Bank Sector Transaction is in Direct Response to G20 Action Plan for Mdb Balance Sheet Optimization AfDB Commits to Reinvest freed up Capital into New African Infrastructure Lending, Making Room2run one of the Largest Impact Investments ever Transaction is supported by…

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African Development Bank and Canada share commitment to women’s empowerment on the continent

Canada is the fourth largest contributor to the Bank among non-regional members, and the sixth largest donor to the African Development Fund (ADF)

On her first visit to the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, Canada’s Minister of International Development, Marie-Claude Bibeau and the President of the African Development Bank Akinwumi Adesina (, shared a common vision and commitment to the advancement of women and girls on the continent. Both officials met at…